Another week, the third, on top of singles for Taylor Swift with “Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar. It’s been a remarkable year for the performer as her album “1989” spends its 33rd week on the albums chart – 32 of those weeks in the top 10!
Very few changes in the top 10 with Conrad Sewell bumping a few places higher as “Start Again” moves from #6 to #2.
The only new entry in the top 10 is former #1 “Lean On” from Major Lazer sneaking back up the chart to #10 after 14 weeks on the chart.
Little Mix just missed a top 10 spot with “Black Magic” up to #11 from #25 after the band guest hosted part of DJ Smallzy‘s week in London recently.
In a week when there was, get this, not one new release breaking into the top 50, there were a number of songs making a break towards the top 10:
#42 to #15 “Powerful” from Major Lazer featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley
#80 to #19 “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend
#88 to #47 “The Hills” from The Weeknd
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No lack of new releases cropping up in the top 50 on this chart with six new in the top 50 and for the third week in a row, three newbies in the top 5.
New at #1 is Muse with “Drones”, the UK band’s seventh album and their second Australian #1.
Australian hip hop artist Seth Sentry narrowly missed the top with “Strange New Past” debuting at #2.
Spending their first week at #4 is Of Monsters and Men with “Beneath The Skin”. The Icelandic pop practitioners last topped the chart here with their first album just over two years ago.
Next week Ed Sheeran will be celebrating a year of “X” in the chart as it sits in at #5 in week 51.
Re-entering the chart this week at #24 is The Rolling Stones with “Sticky Fingers” at #24 following a reissue with new material.
The three other newcomers are a varied trio:
#31 Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard with “Django and Jimmie”
#37 Creed lead guitarist Tremonti with “Cauterize”
#42 British electro artist Leftfield with “Alternative Light Source”